Dropped her off yesterday morning. Hardest handover so far. Because under all her bravado, she is a very sensitive soul and I felt like I abandoned and betrayed her. And still do...
I also got a bit worried when new owner sent me an email the night before saying that she'd been reading this article and was going to follow the advice: Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog
That made me shudder. If any dog should not be bullied into compliance, it would be this kelpie!
Anywho, I sent a response with a link to an Ian Dunbar article and some suggestions about how to best let Billie get used to her new life and she took it on board.
When I dropped off the dog, her new owner was ready with clicker and treat bag.
It is so peaceful at home. Banjo and our cats love it. I had the best sleep in months. But god, I miss her.